Friday, February 17, 2006

Mongolia | Töv Aimag | Tonyukuk Monuments

These stelae, located north of Nailakh at N47º42.308 / E107º28.448, date from 726 A.D, during the reign of the Kök Türk. They are covering with inscriptions written by Tonyukuk, who from 682 to 721 was an adviser to the Turkish khans. These inscriptions are among the oldest known examples of written Turkish language.